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Traditional Wedding Gift List Ideas.

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

The team at e-weddinglist have been focusing on the more unusual gifts lately to include on your wedding gift list.

 

E-wedding is designed to use traditional wedding gift list methods, where your guests choose a gift idea from your list, but then buy it and wrap it themselves, and proudly present it to you at the wedding reception, hence e-wedding was borne.

 

Using technology to bring a centuries old tradition into the 21st century. This blog goes back and looks at the more traditional wedding gift ideas for your list.

 

More and more couples are asking for donations towards their honeymoon or for cash towards a major project, or simply vouchers for their favourite store. Sometimes it is because they have already set up home, or do not have the time to create a detailed wedding gift list. It doesn’t be time consuming, but it can be time well spent.

 

We have blogged in the past that it is never too soon to start your wedding gift list. The best time is probebly after the main elements of the wedding are chosen and booked, when there is ‘the calm before the storm’ period. Use this time to shop around and research into the different products that you may choose to have in your new home together, then put them on your wedding gift list!

 

Pots and Pans – see our blog on the cookware buying guide. This will give you a good start to which products to look for, when choosing cookware as it details which cookware is suitable to which cooker hobs. Also consider the type of cooking you will be doing, and whether you would like to ask for specialist equipment such as a wok, or would a frying pan suffice?

 

stove to table frying pan

stove to table frying pan

 

Crockery – what do you want to eat your culinary delights from? Do you have a specific colour scheme in your kitchen or dining room? Do you want an everyday dinner service or are you thinking of collecting a dinner service for entertaining? Or do you want something that will service both? (excuse the pun). This buying guide is worth a read before you start to decide what range to go for.

 

Cutlery – again you need to decide whether to have one set or two. A good quality cutlery set will serve both everyday and formal dining. Consider how many place settings you will need? Eight is usually a good number to aim for, for formal dining. This will also cater for larger numbers when entertaining. Spoons – consider what you need, soup, desert, serving and teaspoons (don’t have your guests stirring their coffee with the handle of their dessert spoon)! Good quality sets will also offer the option to purchase additional items individually.

 

Knives - do you live to cook or cook to live? Depending on the depth of your cooking expertise will help decide what you need. This buying guide gives useful information on types of knives and blade construction available. Decide how you want to store the knives – a good quality block will last for years. You may prefer to choose specific knives which can be bought individually. Don’t forget to include a sharpening steel.

 

Cookware – again have a look at this buying guide before deciding on which type of cookware to buy. Consider how much you are likely to use it and what for. Consider what is important to you, perhaps that it is dishwasher safe. A few well chosen items that can be used for a variety of tasks. Muffin tins can be used for individual yorkshire puddings not just cakes. A good roasting tin, a roasting tray and muffin tin would be a good start. They can all be used for a number of jobs and can be stored easily when not in use.

 

Glassware – do you want two sets of glassware – everyday and for entertaining, or can you be trusted to have one good quality set, that can be used for both? To be able to drink a glass of wine after a hard day at work from a quality glass is a little luxury we should all be able to enjoy, or are you the sort of couple who would start off with a set of 6,5,4,3….. Remember also to check if they are dishwasher safe.

 

Hopefully these points will help you on your way to creating your wedding gift list and by spending a little time reading this blog will save you some time when compiling it.

Libby x

A traditional wedding gift list

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

An umbrella service for many different types of wedding gift list

If your wedding gift list is diverse and includes a bit of everything, consider looking for an independent online wedding gift list service. The facility allows couples to simply list the items they wish to receive for their wedding gifts. If you want flexibility, not be linked to one particular store or limited to the products supplied by some gift list companies, have a look at e-weddinglist.co.uk. It means you can mix actual gifts with donations towards large projects, or even your chosen charity. Guests purchase their own gifts so also have the flexibility to shop around for the best deal. This reflects the traditional wedding gift list, where guests choose what they would like to buy for the happy couple, but making use of today’s technology, by being online.

Plenty of choice on your Wedding Gift List

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Everyday there is more news about the credit crunch and its effect on us all. The team at e-weddinglist do not wish to dwell on the subject but we keep it in mind when considering ideas and help for preparing your wedding gift list.

Most importantly, there are weddings to be had out there and no matter what’s happening in the world, it is the most important day in your life – our aim is to give help and advice for you to get to that day with the minimum stress!!

A colleague was telling us the other day about their cousin who is getting married later in the year. They have created their wedding gift list and have put everything on including the kitchen sink (literally!!).

Another wedding gift list idea sprang to mind….

Don’t forget to include the small inexpensive items on your list!

It may be a young niece of nephew may want to buy you something, but are restricted by pocket money, an older relative who are restricted by their pension or someone affected by the credit crunch.

Most department stores kitchen utensils ranges are singularly as well as in a set, so you could add each item to your wedding gift list individually, (sometimes better, as there is always a utensil in the set, that you are never going to use!!). Don’t forget to give full detail if there is a particular range you would like to collect, using links where appropriate, or detailing what finish or colour you hope to collect (stainless steel in the kitchen, for example).

So when creating your wedding gift list, remember the small items – loads of fun could be had by someone wrapping up a potato masher!!

Good luck and happy listing!

Libby

Combining the best of tradition and technology

Monday, November 10th, 2008

E-weddinglist.co.uk team member Libby looks back at her wedding and examines how gift lists have evolved over the years. A few unwanted ‘traditional’ gifts were seen as being par for the course but, with a touch of ingenuity, Libby and her hubby-to-be avoided the pitfalls and ensured their guests were able to buy them things they really wanted…

“I’ve been married for 20-something years and things have changed dramatically since my wedding. When discussing my wedding gift list I remember my prospective mother-in-law telling me to start collecting for my bottom drawer, and that in her day everyone would have at least one candlewick bedspread as a wedding gift (what’s one of those? – ask you grandmother).

At the risk of sounding a total dinosaur, computers were in their infancy, so the only option for our wedding list was a piece of paper. We were a little more innovative and used a small receipt book, with a gift idea per page. The book was passed around and our friends and relatives could tear the page out with their gift choice. We were very lucky to end up with an empty book.

Nowadays email has surpassed letter writing and internet shopping is a popular option, so the team at e-weddinglist.co.uk wants to bring back the traditional element of present giving. Unlike many online wedding gift lists that are allied to a particular store or outlet, guests can choose where and how they buy their gift. They can either buy the wedding gift personally from a shop or elect to have the item delivered to their own address, they also get the chance to wrap it themselves and present it to the bride and groom on their wedding day.

But e-weddinglist.co.uk is more than just a wedding gift list service – it’s a real online community. We encourage couples to share their experiences and upload their own ‘do’s and don’ts’ on our blog page. We are also uniquely placed to offer advice as we have insight from two different perspectives – one wedding that took place over 20 years ago and one in summer 2008. In our view, this sums up to whole concept of e-weddinglist.co.uk – a traditional wedding list that reaps the benefits of today’s technology – and no-one has to worry about chasing the receipt book to ensure it gets passed around all the guests!.”

Libby

P.S. In case you are still interested, I didn’t ask for a candlewick bedspread, couldn’t stand them myself!